GPV opens PCB factory in China
Jul 06, 2005
As a part of the GPV strategy "Fit For the Future", the GPV PCB division has opened a new competence centre and factory in the Suzhou region of China.
This gives GPV the capacity to manufacture small batches of PCBs in China in line with European standards. From the end of June 2005, GPV has joined forces with the Danish Industrialisation Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) to establish facilities in China with a factory that can supply Danish quality, delivery reliability and control - at Chinese prices.
The factory is in Suzhou - just an hour's drive from Shanghai, in an industrial area where a range of other European companies have similarly chosen to locate. The new factory covers 7,500 m2 and is based on tried and tested technology for the manufacture of small and medium-sized batches. The facility will employ 150-200 people.
There is a Danish contact at the Suzhou plant, and the factory applies European cost optimisation to the handling of orders to ensure the best possible production technology solution for customers.
According to Anders D. Larsen, Director of the GPV PCB Division, this latest move is part of a closely targeted strategy of establishment in China: "In recent years, we have been working to establish a PCB technology competence centre in China. We have now succeeded, and in this context, the Suzhou factory opens up new opportunities for supplementing the existing competences within the division."
"In contrast to the other European players in the PCB business, we can ensure that quality and all other parameters are run according to European standards while at the same time manufacturing at competitive prices," explains Anders D. Larsen.